Electronic Tube Advertising

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Paper posters on the escalators to and from the Bakerloo line at Paddington have been replaced with electronic screens showing a series of animated adverts. Are there plans to install such screens at other sites, and how do the energy implications of this fit with your Climate Change Action Plan?


Answer for Electronic Tube Advertising

Answer for Electronic Tube Advertising

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Digital escalator panels have been installed at Charing Cross and Tottenham Court Road stations as well as at Paddington. London Underground will be installing the panels at other locations although there are no plans to roll them out throughout the network. The advertising improvements will reduce the environmental impact from use of paper and paste, but I have, however, asked London Underground to brief my office on the energy use implications of these panels.